|Photo for illustration: A street robbery in HCM City’s Tân Bình District. — Photo dantri.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The HCM City Police announced on Tuesday they have arrested four key persons of a gang that was involved in at least 30 robberies in HCM City and neighbouring provinces.
Early last month, police discovered that a gang of some 10 members rented rooms at hotels in Tân Phú and Bình Tân districts, drove motorbikes and used flick knives and tear gas spray to rob people on the streets.
After the robbery, they usually pushed the victims to the ground. On several occasions, they committed the robberies even if when were aware the police were following them.
Around the middle of last month, HCM City decided to assign a team to track down and investigate the gang of thieves.
Colonel Lê Ngọc Phương, head of the city police’s Criminal Police, said four robbers were caught on September 17 at a karaoke bar in Bình Tân District while taking the drug ecstasy.
Upon searching their homes and motorbikes, police also found two knives, tear gas spray, six motorbikes, six mobile phones, five rings and two necklaces that were stolen.
Police are on the lookout for other members of the gang. — VNS